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Capitol Connection: March 8, 2019

Governor Polis Signs House Bill 19-1098 into Law ### Yesterday, the Colorado Association of REALTORS® (CAR), the Land Title Association of Colorado (LTAC) and other industry partners celebrated a big win for the real estate industry as Governor Jared Polis signed HB19-1098 into law. HB19-1098, sponsored by two-time CAR Legislator of the Year, Rep. Matt Gray (D-Broomfield) and Sen. Pete Lee...

January’s improved inventory falls short of buyer demand

ENGLEWOOD, CO. – Feb. 12, 2019 – When REALTORS® from across the state met earlier this month at the Colorado Association of REALTORS® annual Economic Summit, the message from economist Elliot Eisenberg was clear: Colorado’s housing market continues to be plagued by an overall lack of inventory. The ripple effects on home buyers and sellers alike has remained the same...
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Capitol Connection – February 8, 2019

CAR Economic Summit and REALTOR® Day at the Capitol Focus on the Importance of Homeownership   Thank you to all our members and colleagues who attended CAR’s Economic Summit and REALTOR® Day at the Capitol.  We had a busy two-day event with over 250 REALTORS® attending from across the state. At Tuesday’s Economic Summit, members had the opportunity to hear...
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How to Make 2019 Your Best Real Estate Year Yet: Five Unexpected Ways To Grow Your Business

According to figures provided by the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies, there are 44,000 licensed real estate agents in the state – and 37,000 homes listed on the MLS – meaning agents greatly outnumber the homes they’re trying to sell. What’s more, 87 percent of real estate agents leave the business in their first several years.   Couple that with...
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Capitol Connection: February 1, 2019

House Bill 19-1167: Remote Notaries Protect Privacy   HB19-1167 sponsored by Representative Monica Duran (D-Wheat Ridge), Representative Terri Carver (R-Colorado Springs) and Senator Robert Rodriguez (D-Denver), authorizes notaries public to perform a notarial act through use of audio-visual communication, such as technology similar to Skype or FaceTime. It’s commonly referred to as “remote notarization.” Existing law requires an individual to appear...
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Capitol Connection: January 25, 2019

Senate Bill 19-051: Increase General Fund Funding for Transportation   SB19-051 sponsored by Senator John Cooke (R-Greeley) and Senator Ray Scott (R-Grand Junction), authorizes the state to transfer additional general fund money to fund the state’s transportation needs as enacted by Senate Bill 18-001 in 2018. Under Senate Bill 18-001, the state now dedicates $105 million to the state highway fund, $22.5...
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Capitol Connection: January 18, 2019

House Bill 19-1075: Tax Credit Employer-assisted Housing Pilot Program   HB19-1075, sponsored by Representative James Wilson (R-Salida), creates a pilot program to increase employer-assisted housing projects in rural areas of the state from 2019 to 2023 tax years. It creates a state income tax credit to any taxpayer that donates to a state housing authority, Colorado and Housing Finance Authority...

Holiday Housing Market a Gift to Buyers?

Holiday and seasonal slowdowns combine to create more opportunities, less stress for homebuyers across the state   ENGLEWOOD, CO. – Dec. 12, 2018 – Despite the start of the typical seasonal and holiday slowdown in the housing market, median sales prices continued to tick upward while inventory supply and active listings continued to deliver mixed results in markets across much of...